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"When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered."

Dorothy Thompson,
journalist, 1958

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Nov. 4, 2009
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Right to know vs. right to carry

News release First Amendment Center hosts panel on public access to gun-permit records; coverage to follow.
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OTHER HEADLINES


N.C. appeals court backs state treasurer in records dispute
Majority finds State Employees Association failed to specify which documents were being wrongfully withheld by treasurer's office. 11.04.09

4 Amish bishops charged with failing to report child abuse
Lawyer says prosecutors are using overly broad definition of Missouri mandatory-reporter law, which requires ministers who are not engaged in 'privileged communication' to report abuse. 11.04.09

Federal judge sides with artist in college-trademark dispute
Daniel Moore had argued free-speech, fair-use right to paint, sell scenes of University of Alabama football. 11.04.09

3rd Circuit rejects Pittsburgh's abortion-clinic access law
Unanimous three-judge panel finds either set of distance limits could by itself be legal, but that combined, the zones violate First Amendment. 11.03.09

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

First Amendment doesn’t shield us from private infringements
By Gene Policinski Protections for religious liberty and free expression apply only when government actions are involved. 11.01.09

7th Circuit: Group can't display pamphlets at Ill. state park
By David L. Hudson Jr. Panel rejects challenge from preservation group, saying lawyers 'treated us to a barrage of unhelpful First Amendment jargon.' 10.28.09

Say what you want, hate-crimes bill protects free speech
By Charles C. Haynes Legislation poised for final approval would not criminalize sermons against homosexuality, as some fear. 10.25.09

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